Writing a book is a huge task that would have been impossible for me to complete if I didn't have the support and encouragement of my family. My deepest gratitude goes to my wife and my children, for allowing me to spend long hours after a day of work, hunched over the computer to bring this project to life. My dog Hazel gets a honorable mention, for reminding me that it is important to take a break once in a while, go out for a walk (with her, of course), and breathe some fresh air.

I also greatly appreciate the support of my Patreon community. My patrons have been a deciding factor in writing this book, through their questions, suggestions and ideas. In particular, I enjoyed the many discussions we had on best practices around user authentication, which helped me give this topic the importance it deserves in the book.